Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Kennedy Rising


There is a controversy brewing up about what "causes" autism. Leave it to one of the Kennedys to be smack dab in the middle.
On an interview with Joe Scarborough, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., came on to discuss the idea that thimerasol, a preservative for vaccines, was directly responsible for causing autism in achild who did not previously show any signs.
I've seen the transcript. Joe concluded that it would only be a matter of time before it is proven to have caused autism.
Thank you very much, Mr. Scarborough.
As a parent whose child has Asperger's Syndrome, you should have known better.
Forget the fact that the vaccine prevents children from catching potentially fatal diseases . If you had done some basic homework, you would see that thimerasol has been all but elimnated from the vaccine in question.
Want a "cause"? Okay. Try genetics. If there is one thing I have learned as an adult with AS, it is this: children with AS are fairly likely to have a parent with AS. Not always, but it has shown more often than not to be the case. And boys are diagnosed with AS more than girls.
Oh yeah, you have a daughter. No wonder you are grasping at anything which could turn your daughter away from being autistic. Did you know Bill Gates has AS, or that Steven Spielberg does? If the diagnosis had been around, Michealangelo, Jane Austen, and Albert Einstein would have had AS too.

Tom Cruise is an Idiot


Hmmm.. that sounds a bit harsh.
Wait a minute. This is MY blog.

Did you see that interview with Matt Lauer the other day? It started off okay, with discussion on Katie Holmes and War of the Worlds. If I were Katie, might tend to think twice before getting married to someone with a fairly sizable age difference. However..
New movie doesn't interest me in the slightest, Cruise or not.
Things turned quite heated, though, when it came to that remark he made about Brooke Shields takin medication for her post partum depression. You see, Cruise is against the use of any type of psychiatry as well as any type of psychiatric medication. I agree that meds are far too easy to prescribe, but...
What Tom refuses to understand is that for some people, meds are actually quite useful. And that his viewpoint for this matter might be open to interpretation. NO, he just thinks anyone who disagrees has no clue as to what they're talking about.

Friday, June 24, 2005

My poor neglected blog


Due to weather and computer malfunctions (thank you, NetZero), this has not been written on for a bit.

Okay, so Oprah got "turned away" from shopping in Hermes the other day. It reminded me of a store a few blocks away where it is known to be open after hours. Here's the deal: you (customer)provides shoppers, money to spend, and refreshments if desired. We (store) provide staff and a place to shop. The agreement is worked out in advance so proper preparations can be made.
Which begs this question: did Oprah have a deal, or did she just show up and expect that Hermes' staff would be falling at her feet? If the latter was the case, I'm with the salesperson who said no.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

How to find Natalee

Posted by Hello
Why? Because Floppy Ears smells. I mean, really smells! Think about it.

What's my take on Natalee?


I'm sure Aruba would like nothing more than to find this missing Alabama high schooler and get their country off the national news. Since their experience seems to need some help, allow me to share a few thoughts. You had three guys she was last seen with. Five suspects, but you wisely let two out of custody when you realized they could not have had anythng to do with this . Two of the remaining are brothers. That leaves JORAN, son of a local judge. Known to party, but that is typical for your land. Searching did not work, although Aruba is tiny, size wise. He lied. Whoops. Then, compounded the error by telling anther suspect he lied. Not to mention that one of those two you let go overheard him say it. We call that primary suspect.
It reminds of of a local case involving the founder of Habitat for Humanity. Millard Fillmore was suspected of conduct unbecoming. He tried to hinder the investigation. The board fired him. Rightly so. Followers ticked, but they forgot innocent people move heaven and earth to clear their names. Which means he made himself look guilty. See a pattern?

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Final Chapter now available

Posted by Hello
Autopsy results are in, and no abuse was found. However, what they did discover is interesting. Irreversible brain damage. Sometimes news stories go on for far too long, but this just might stop the coverage of Michael Jackson's ten not guilty verdicts.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Naughty, naughty..

Posted by Hello
Put Jessica Cutler into Google and you get the usual dearth glut of info. Who is she? she wrote a book about a D.C. intern who publishes her escapades onto a blog and drives people nuts. Why? the details are juicy, and characters are only identified by initials. The real life author was fired for doing exactly that when her boss found out. Being the intrepid detail person I am, I looked over the reproduction of Cutler's blog and noticed a couple of things. First-J. Guessing here, but Julian Epstein comes to mind, the Democratic politico and fmr. congressional aide. There's a rather obvious reference if one cares to look (er, for someone else). Since I doubt highly it's true, will leave any inferences to others.

Friday, June 10, 2005

For Love or Money


This is making its way across the Net. A firefighter is about to lose his job over getting married. Now hold on! You didn't think I was going to let this pass without comment, did you? It appears as though he is getting hitched to a department captain's daughter. HIS dept. capt's. Which brings up an issue of nepotism. Basically, not keen on having father in law in charge of son in law. That makes much sense. However, they did try and offer a deal, transferring fireman to another station. But no! Fireman is planning a lawsuit because his family has tradition of being firemen. Forget fact dad now in OHIO. Ever hear of reading before you sign?

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Memory Meme


There is a new meme making the rounds. The idea is to see a list of literary characters and name the author and work. Oh, without resorting to Google. Kelley got the thing started.
My list came up short, so Google helped me lengthen a bit. Even though I stuck to what I have actually read, this wasn't easy.
1) Nearly Headless Nick 2) Hester Prynne 3)Calvin O'Keefe 4) Mrs. Danvers 5) Ginger Fowler Sibley 6) Loveday Carey lewis 7)Guy Montag 8) Jack Worthing 9) Arthur Dent 10) Denise "Necie' Rose Keheller

Rob got one up on his blog, too. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005



Whatever happened to pre flight inspection?

People are funny


There is an interesting discussion going on between bloggers. I got wind of this here. The question is whether or not a flame is up for dating purposes by a friend when you and the former flame are no longer an item. Here's my take on it.
When I was volunteering with a professional theatre company (we paid people), there was an unspoken rule. Those married acted like it. In other words, spouse came up in conversation, with ease. Fondness crept into the voice. Spouse showed on opening night. Generally speaking, I met them. Wedding ring did not work as a clue, because theatre brings out those who could make gold band on left hand, fourth finger mean something else than what most people think. And happily married men did not always wear theirs. Women, however did. Oh, no matter what got said or done, married persons showed in body language "Forget it".
Now, married people are off limits to me. No matter how nice. Depending on who I marry, I have no problem with my husband being around other women. Or looking. Just as long as he goes home with me.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Right up my alley


Using Picasa to put pics on my posts is fun, even if I'm still getting used to the method involved. However, going to try and refrain for a bit. What I hope is that my posts are being archived and bundled every so often.
Seeing this begging caught my attention. As a writer, blogging is not difficult for me. I think out of all the nonsense out on the Net, there are some out there who are pretty articulate when it comes to speaking their mind. Count me in, Adam. Acidman, cannot wait to hear what you come up with.
Of course, I am shamelessly putting trackbacks in here-hoping to see "Nancy linked with " on front pages. And, sticking my blog site on the sidebar reserved for links ; )

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Runaway Bride gets probation

She wanted to plead guilty and get this over with, but nolo contendre? My cousin married a lawyer, so I know that it equals not admitting guilt, but not wholly innocent. What was she thinking?! And paying only part of the town's expenses is tacky. Installments would have made more sense. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Life Coming Full Circle


You know, every so often, history has a way of going around and connecting to itself in unexpected ways. I have a list of blogs I read on a regular, if not daily, basis. After perusing Key's post on trying to become a foster parent, I was reminded of Rachel Ewald. A lady from my church, she created a foundation to assist new temporary parents with necessities such as clothes, books, and equipment. If you saw the special on ABC a while back, her story was mentioned as she also takes in foster children while raising teenagers with her husband. This is her drving passion. In GA, CASA creates child advocates out of volunteers. These folks help out in court cases, although not as lawyers. Reading another blog on unsolved crimes made me think of the group Barry Scheck started to help people wrongly convicted. In Points North magazine, there is a group here known as the GIP. Basically, they work on a local level to exonerate prisoners who were found guilty and should not have.